Red Haired Alibi
A young hotel sales-girl becomes the paid companion of a man in New York. Little does she know that he is a notorious gangster and she will become involved in all manner of mystery and intrigue.
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Written by Edward T Lowe Jr
Based on the novel by Wilson Collison
Produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Tower Productions
Photographed by Harry Forbes
Edited by Irving Birnbaum
Recorded by Corson Jowett
Merna Kennedy - Lynn Monith
Theodore von Eltz - Trent Travers
Grant Withers - Bob Shelton
Purnell Pratt - Police Inspector Regan
Huntley Gordon - Police Capt. Kent
Fred Kelsey - Detective Corcoran
Arthur Hoyt - Henri
Paul Porcasi - Margoli
John Vosburgh - Morgan
Shirley Temple - Gloria Shelton
Public domain due to non-registration/renewal of copyright.
16mm film > 480i Video master
MP4 file is 720x480 1500kbps video
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October 19, 2013
Fair,but it confused me.
Fair little movie. The review that says the plot is far-fetched and that the heroine is gullible is correct. But, it is still pretty good.
The action that happens when Travers is out on the veranda after "Mrs. Travers" goes to bed had me shaking my head at first!
I could not understand what the heck was going on for a while.
October 1, 2013
This is one, if not the best, film I have seen on the archive.
The acting,sets,sound and best of all the story and direction
of Christy Cabane!
September 24, 2013
You won't believe she falls for it!
Entertaingly awful crime melodrama in which an astonishing gullible girl, played by Merna Kennedy, becomes the dupe of a New York gangster, played by Theodore von Eltz. Grant Withers and Shirley Temple appear in supporting roles. Expect primative dialog. The farfetched conclusion is worth the trip. It certainly gave me a harty laugh.
Acceptable video quality and good sound. There are missing-frame dropouts.
CAST NOTES: This was Shirley Temple's 4th screen appearance, and her 2nd in a feature film. Merna Kennedy was the soon-to-be-divorced wife of Busby Berkley.
January 3, 2013
I hear audio...
...but see no video.